Buses are the cheapest way to get to almost all areas of Hong Kong. Also, you can enjoy the scenery along the way, especially admire the views of Tsing Ma Bridge. "A" routes are the most comfortable way to get to the city center. The bus stop (Ground Transportation Centre) of specified routes is situated outside the Arrival Hall on the right side. So, to take a bus from the Airport you need to get out of the Arrival Hall and turn right. Follow the direction signs.
There are several ways to pay for a bus ride. 1. You can buy a ticket in Customer Service Centre at Ground Transportation Centre. 2. Pay by cash. You must pay the exact amount of money for your journey because the bus driver will not give you a change. 3. Perhaps the most convenient way is to pay by Octopus Card. It can be purchased in the Arrival Hall. If you stay in Hong Kong for a few days it's recommended to buy it. You can use the Octopus Card in your further rides on MTR, buses or trams.
Hong Kong Island and Kowloon are served by Citybus Limited (Cityflyer Routes). These routes are most suitable for tourists.
- On the routes are used double-decked buses with air-conditioning.
- The buses come with an announcement system which announce in advance an upcoming bus stop in English and Chinese.
- The large luggage racks allow to store your luggage while you enjoy a bus ride.
- Free Wi-Fi internet access on buses.
Cityflyer route A11 serving the northern part of Hong Kong Island and Cityflyer route A21 serving Kowloon are the most popular among all routes because most of hotels are situated along these routes.
If you've planned to stay on the north side of Hong Kong Island, take the bus A11. This route passes through Lantau Link, Western Harbour Crossing, Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Fortress Hill with the final stop at North Point Ferry Pier. The buses run daily from 6:10am to 12:30am with a frequency 20-25 minutes. The fare is HK$40.
|Route of Citybus No. A11 from Hong Kong Airport to North Point Ferry Pier|
|#||Bus Stop||Area||#||Bus Stop||Area|
|1||Ground Transportation Centre||Passenger Terminal||12||Tonnochy Road||Wan Chai|
|2||Lantau Link Toll Plaza||Lantau Island||13||Wan Chai Fire Station||Causeway Bay|
|3||Western Harbour Crossing||Kowloon Station||14||Sugar Street||Causeway Bay|
|4||Macau Ferry||Sheung Wan||15||Victoria Park||Causeway Bay|
|5||Harbour Building||Sheung Wan||16||Hing Fat Street||Causeway Bay|
|6||Jardine House||Central||17||Gordon Road||Causeway Bay|
|7||City Hall||Central||18||Electric Road Market||Fortress Hill|
|8||Admiralty Station||Admiralty||19||City Garden||Fortress Hill|
|9||Luard Road||Wan Chai||20||South China Hotel||North Point|
|10||Fleming Road||Wan Chai||21||North Point Ferry Pier||North Point|
|11||Stewart Road||Wan Chai|
If you've planned to stay in Kowloon (Mongkok, Yau Ma Tei or Tsim Sha Tsui), take the bus A21. This route goes along Nathan Road, Salisbury Road and Chatham Road South towards Hung Hom Station. The Nathan Road is the main artery of Kowloon and most of hotels are located along this road or nearby. The fare is HK$33 and the buses run daily from 6:00am till midnight with a frequency 10-20 minutes.
|Route of Citybus No. A21 from Hong Kong Airport to Hung Hom Station|
|#||Bus Stop||Area||#||Bus Stop||Area|
|1||Ground Transportation Centre||Passenger Terminal||11||Prudential Centre||Jordan|
|2||Lantau Link Toll Plaza||Lantau Island||12||Kimberley Road||Tsim Sha Tsui|
|3||AquaMarine||West Kowloon||13||Cameron Road||Tsim Sha Tsui|
|4||Fat Tseung Street West||Sham Shui Po||14||Middle Road||Tsim Sha Tsui|
|5||Metropark Hotel Mongkok||Prince Edward||15||New World Centre||Tsim Sha Tsui|
|6||Argyle Centre||Mong Kok||16||Mody Road||Tsim Sha Tsui East|
|7||Bank Centre||Mong Kok||17||Granville Road||Tsim Sha Tsui East|
|8||Sino Centre||Yau Ma Tei||18||Hong Kong Science Museum||Tsim Sha Tsui East|
|9||Man Ming Lane||Yau Ma Tei||19||Hung Hom Station||Hung Hom|
Take the bus No. A10 to get to the west or south side of Hong Kong Island. This route goes to Ap Lei Chau Island and passes through Lantau Link, Western Harbour Crossing, Kennedy Town, Victoria Road, Mount Davis Road, Pok Fu Lam Road, Chi Fu, Wah Fu and Aberdeen. The buses run daily from 6:50am to 12:20am with a frequency 30 minutes. The fare is HK$48.
If you want to get to the east part of Hong Kong Island, take Citybus A12. This route passes through Lantau Link, Western Harbour Crossing, Wan Chai, North Point, Quarry Bay, Sai Wan Ho, Chai Wan, Siu Sai Wan with the final stop at Island Resort. The buses run daily from 6:00am to 12:10am with a frequency 20-25 minutes. The fare is HK$45.
Citybus A22 goes to Lam Tin Station and passes through Lantau Link, Jordan, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon City, Choi Hung and Kwun Tong. The buses run daily from 6:00am to 12:10am with a frequency 15-20 minutes. The fare is HK$39.
This is the new Cityflyer route. Citybus A29 goes along Lung Cheung Road and Kwun Tong Road towards Po Lam Station. The buses stop in Tai Wo Ping, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong and Hang Hau. The fare is HK$42 and the buses run daily from 8:40am to 12:10am with a frequency 30 minutes.
The New Territories are serverd by Long Win Bus Company. There are five routes.
|Route||To/From Hong Kong Airport||Fare (HK$)||Hours||Frequency|
|A31||Tsuen Wan (Discovery Park)||$18.9||6:00am - 12:00am||15 - 20 mins|
|A33||Tuen Mun Station||$27.7||5:10pm||-|
|A41||Sha Tin (Yu Chui Court)||$22.3||6:00am - 12:00am||20 mins|
|A41P||Ma On Shan (Yin On)||$27.7||7:05am - 12:00am||30 mins|
|A43||Fanling (Luen Wo Hui)||$30.9||7:00am - 12:00am||20 - 30 mins|
Hotels marked with gray color are at a distance of more than 400 meters from the bus stop.
Note: This information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Please, visit official website or contact directly with the company or hotel to confirm all rates and details, including the presence of a route, fares and operating hours, before planning your trip.
For more information visit - www.nwstbus.com.hk & www.kmb.hk